Courses

An exploration of values, methodologies, strategies and theories of organization development.

Examines the role of leader and of leadership in administrative agencies, together with an examination of techniques of supervision and administrative control.

Introduction to the legal process within the framework of administrative agencies and procedures. The function of administrative law, including the role of legal agencies, delegation of powers, administrative procedures and statutes, and development of the current body of case law.

Focuses upon the critical movement from statute or authorization to an actual functioning program. The course will concentrate primarily on a series of case studies involving human services, environmental, economic development, and criminal justice programs at the federal, state, and local levels.

Techniques of administrative analysis and program evaluation. Included are examinations of techniques for assessment of policy impact and effectiveness, analysis of program objectives, evaluation methodologies, and the administration of evaluation systems.

An examination of selected issues in public policy/public affairs. Specific topics will be offered on the bases of student interest and current issue development.

Designed for students working on their thesis or master's project but who have otherwise completed all graduate coursework toward their degree. This course cannot be applied toward the minimum number of units needed for completion of the masters degree.

Introduction to nonprofits and the environment in which they operate. Analysis of nonprofit's role and effectiveness in meeting public and private sector community needs. Topics include organizational models, needs assessment and asset mapping, and trends in intra-sector and cross sector partnerships. Required for all M.P.A. students.

Examination of the historical development of the non-profit sector, its changing social contract, and critical legal/tax issues. Topics include board governance, mission, start up, life cycles, executive director-board-staff relationships, legal status, fiscal sponsorship, and IRS status and rulings.

This course addresses techniques of strategic and operational planning appropriate to nonprofit agency operation. Topics include needs and service assessment, marketing analysis, program evaluation, organization development, and strategic management techniques.

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